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EACS grad-to-be Bethany Allen sneaks a peek at the auditorium before she and 19 other at-risk students graduate high school at Park Hill Center in New Haven, Wednesday.

Before Graduation

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/80 s

Aperture: f/2.8

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 800

Strobe Flash: Bounced Flash

Lens Focal Length: 21 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments: The best graduation ceremony photos are before the event. Kids are getting ready, figuring out their tassels, they're nervous and it makes for great candid photos.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist